Ferdinand - 8 miles from Cottonwood and is known for the wooden railroad trestles between Ferdinand and Craigmont.
Lawyers Canyon - Is located between Craigmont and Ferdinand and is a great fishing hole and camping area. Lawyers Canyon was named after the NezPerce Indian Chief Lawyer who was so named for his argumentative disposition and general shrewdness.
Railroad Trestle - Third tallest steel trestle in the United States, located in Lawyers Canyon.
Greencreek - 8 miles from Cottonwood and is known for the General store which has a mural surrounding the bar painted by exhibitionist speed painter, Mr. Joe Breckinridge, during Chicago Worlds Fair 1933-34.
Cottonwood Ski Course - Located on the Cottonwood Butte.
North Idaho Correctional Institution - Is located on the Cottonwood Butte, and is a minimum-security facility.
Monastery of St. Gertrude - Home to about 65 Sisters, has retreats, museum and a beautiful church.
The Historical Museum at St. Gertrude - Is a museum that started in 1931 under the inspiration of Sister M. Alfreda Elsensohn and contains artifacts and exhibits.
Keuterville Catholic Church - Is located in the middle of Keuterville 6 miles from Cottonwood and is the oldest church in this area.
Graves Creek - Drains into the Salmon River, so named because it is near the grave of an early miner, it is a good starting point for rafters to float down the river.
Cottonwood Farm Museum - Operated and maintained by Cottonwood Lions Club - located at the Idaho County fairgrounds, a few of the more interesting items in the museum is the McCormick reaper, threshing machine, monitor drill and gate seeder.
Cottonwood Centennial Garden - Located on main street and was built to represent the life of Cottonwood.
Prairie Ag Center - Is located 1 mile south of Cottonwood, where 30,000 head of livestock are sold per year.
Weis Rock Shelter - SW of Cottonwood, used by the ancient Indians who lived in this area around 5,500 B.C.
Pine Bar Recreation Site - A great fishing and picnic area.
Ferdinand Park - A great place to have a family picnic and a place to go fishing.
Camas Prairie Farming Area - Good black fertile ground and rolling hills.
Winona Big Butte School House - 10 miles from Cottonwood, great place for family picnics and a place to go hiking.
Cottonwood Butte Recreation Area - A great place for family picnics and only 9 miles from Cottonwood.
Uptmor's Farm Equipment - A variety of antique machinery.
Winchester State Park and Lake - Ice fishing, camping, and cross country skiing.
Soldiers Meadow - Camping and fishing.
Sturgeon Fishing - An entertaining recreational sport on the Salmon and Snake rivers.
Cottonwood Riding Club - A fun and entertaining sport